Dear members of this forum,
6 months ago I was riding a bike and I hit a car. I didnít fall, but all my muscles on the right back side and arm contracted and some sort of pressure happened during the crash. 4 hours later, I started having pain in my right back side in the plexus area as well as the scapula area. This was followed by shaking in my right arm and numbness.
I did all the exercises and therapies that the doctors advised me to do. I donít have a discus problem that was coming from the spine, and the shoulder area looked fine(magnet resonance)
The symptoms are:
I feel pain in my right back side, plexus area, sometimes near the scapula. Sometimes I feel the pain on the right side of my neck/ I feel a headache on the right back side of my head.
The feeling transfers to my right arm. In some position of my arm when I move my fingers they start shaking.Some muscles between the shoulder and the elbow feel week. Sometimes I wake up with my whole hand numb, sometimes just the pinky, the ring finger and the middle are numb.
The third problem I have is that I feel popping at 2 places where the spine and the ribs join together (on the right side of the spine). This happens when I breathe in and mostly when I am sitting and my back side is leaned towards my knees. These started appearing in the middle of the manual therapy.
Recently I went to another orthopedist and she told me that I should take Kinesitherapy. In the past 2/3 months every second day I went swimming (3 styles, 500m Ė 1 km), I do stretching for my spasms in the back side, but all stayed the same. I asked the orthopedist if there could be some other kind of tissue forming in my back side (some abnormality) and she said that any abnormality would be seen on the magnet resonance shots taken on the upper spine and the shoulder, although this pain originates in the plexus area. I will take the Kinesitherapy, but I am afraid that by the time I take the therapy (2/3 months), I would miss the chance to locate the exact problem and take appropriate therapy. This is why I ask you:
Is there any chance that I have some abnormalities in the muscles, nerves in the right back side? The orthopedist said that even if I had these abnormalities, that by this time they turned into dead tissue and I would have to exercise so the other muscles could compensate for the lack of the damaged ones.
Is there a way to detect these abnormalities? Where I live, they donít have a magnet resonance that takes shots of the plexus area. They suggested me an echo, but someone told me that the echo couldnít see the muscles below. Are there any other ways? Do I need any of these? Will it do any good if I do these examinations now?
Should I look for a special plexus orthopedist? This is something that I cannot find here, neither.
I would really appreciate if someone would explain me what is going on and could try to answer these questions.
Posted By DJ on June 21, 2009 at 14:59:25: